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Wild NBA predictions: Giannis' big decision, trades to watch for

It's time for our last preseason column: 35 random predictions for the season. Not all of these are bold. Any prediction roundup has to include major awards and a championship pick, and there is no way to go totally out of the box on those.

But others are designed to be a little out there. There is no fun, no risk, in picking the most likely outcome for everything. If, for whatever reason, something Vegas and various projection systems peg as a 25 percent likelihood seems like, say, a 35 or 40 percent proposition to me -- well, let's just go crazy and predict it.